An Update to the Rules for Online Tournaments

Below, please find a report on the July 10th tournaments and rules update written up by the event organizer Sahan Karunaratne:

We have had another incident of sandbagging and, therefore, I am sorry to say we have
increased the restrictions to join tournaments.

From now on you will require to be approved before joining the team. This is so that we can
examine your profile (make sure you’re not a sandbagger, etc.). In addition, our tournaments will
be restricted to those who have an ‘official’ Lichess rating. That is to say, you won’t be able to
join a tournament if your rating for that particular variant or time-control is still provisional.
More generally, if you have any suggestions for how the tournaments should be run please do
reach out to us either on Lichess (message user GodardGodard) or on Facebook.

I would like to congratulate the wonderful ‘Mango’ for yet another blitz tournament win. This
reminds me of how ‘Mango’ used to have a type of blitz tournament named after him. He
demonstrated his usual dominating presence with a 94% berserk rate. ThePlotThickens and
Rowaanb clinched the second and third place. Shoutout to Rowaanb, in his first Hart House
Tournament, hopefully we will get to meet in person someday! Alas some incredibly competitive
players such as BarryAllenFlash and Jadanac were late to join the party.

You can see the tournament leaderboard at the following [link].

In addition, the bullet tournament had a bit of an upset, with Mark Plotkin frying his laptop. Being
out of the picture after six games, he still clinched third place! Apologies to anyone looking forward to his stream. Rowaanb with his second tournament produced an improvement scoring second. But ThePlotThickens (with an apt name) came first robbing him of his first win! The tournament leaderboard for the bullet can be found at this [link].